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How To Improve Family Drug Court Services With Best Practices
Guidance to States: Recommendations for Developing Family Drug Court Guidelines provides a blueprint on implementing evidence-based practices in family drug court services. With support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Children and Family Futures partnered with leading drug court organizations and practitioners to synthesize the results of a national review of family drug court policies and practices, and relevant research literature. The new guidelines provide a roadmap for states and local jurisdictions to implement evidence-based practices in family drug courts.
Rapidly growing across the Nation, family drug courts provide an effective response to serving high-risk families affected by substance abuse and child maltreatment. Well-functioning family drug courts bring together substance abuse treatment, mental health, and social services agencies to work with the court and attorneys to meet the diverse needs of these families. The courts also provide intensive judicial monitoring and interventions to treat parents' substance use disorders and address their effects on children. The goals of the family drug courts are to ensure that children are safe and have permanent caregiving relationships.
Free Online Tutorials
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